English Question on Sacrifice for IELTS & TOEFL
English Question on Sacrifice for IELTS & TOEFL with a podcast based on the recorded class, some challenging questions, a selected passage with illustrated flashcards, and the possibility of listening to any selected text
When you make a big sacrifice, do you tell people about it or keep it to yourself?
Do you feel annoyed when your sacrifices aren’t acknowledged by others?
What would you never willingly sacrifice, your life, your health, your integrity, your dreams?
The term, sacrifice, usually implies “doing without something” or “giving something up”. But the word sacrifice also occurs in metaphorical use to describe doing good for others or taking a short-term loss in return for a greater power gain, such as in a game of chess.
Achieving the outcomes you want is often more about what you’re willing to give up as opposed to what you’re willing to do. If it weren’t for the need to make sacrifices, well then, we’d all be successful. Alas, this isn’t how the world works.
Here’s the thing, though. What looks like sacrifices on the front end, turn out to be investments when you look at them in hindsight. You give away something upfront, but the reward you get is worth much more than what you gave up in the first place. Good old boring delayed gratification for the win.